Lizzo, About Damn Time: inside the meaning of the lyrics

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Lizzo is one of the most popular new voices of the moment. She is identified by the wide audience mainly for her curvy body, a distinctive trait of which Lizzo herself is aware and on which she plays to remain recognizable. His music, however, is always pleasant, she published several albums in last years, and the latest one, Special, will be released in July 2022. Lizzo’s About Damn Time is the single that anticipate the album and it’s positioned among the most popular songs every week on the streaming portals all around the world.

The official video of the song is below. In this article we will analyze the lyrics and the meaning that they want to convey.

Watch this video on YouTube.

The meaning of About Damn Time

Within the lyrics of About Damn Time, Lizzo describes the period she is experiencing as a period of greater awareness. She knows that in the past she has tended to worry too much, despite the fact that she is aware that she is a beautiful person, and therefore she believes that the time has come to stop worrying and have some fun, enjoy life. So here is the meaning of About Damn Time: the time has come to calm down, to celebrate who we are, to have fun. Let’s turn up the music and turn down the lights, because I am in the right mood today. This is what Lizzo says in the chorus, almost a release from worries, which can sometimes become cages capable of depriving us of the pleasure of living.

Bonus hint: what’s the meaning of Balenciussy?

Balenciussy is a made up word present in the lyrics. It refers to Balenciaga, the Spanish luxury shoes brand. Balenciussy is the nickname used by Lizzo to complete the rhyme.

The complete lyrics of the song

It’s bad b***h o’clock, yeah, it’s thick-thirty
I’ve been through a lot but I’m still flirty (okay)
Is everybody back up in the buildin’?
It’s been a minute, tell me how you’re healin’
‘Cause I’m about to get into my feelings
How you feelin’? How you feel right now?

Oh, I’ve been so down and under pressure
I’m way too fine to be this stressed, yeah
Oh, I’m not the girl I was or used to be
Uh, b***h, I might be better

Turn up the music, turn down the lights
I got a feelin’ I’m gon’ be alright
Okay (okay), alright
It’s about damn time (time)
Turn up the music, let’s celebrate (alright)
I got a feelin’ I’m gon’ be okay
Okay (okay), alright
It’s about damn time

In a minute I’ma need a sentimental
Man or woman to pump me up
Feeling fussy, walkin’ in my Balenci-ussy’s
Tryna bring out the fabulous
‘Cause I give a f**k way too much
I’ma need like two shots in my cup
Wanna get up, wanna get down
Mm, that’s how I feel right now

Oh, I’ve been so down and under pressure
I’m way too fine to be this stressed, yeah
Oh, I’m not the girl I was or used to be
Uh, b***h, I might be better

Turn up the music, turn down the lights
I got a feelin’ I’m gon’ be alright
Okay (okay), alright
It’s about damn time (time)
Turn up the music, let’s celebrate (alright)
I got a feelin’ I’m gon’ be okay
Okay (okay), alright
It’s about damn time

B***h
‘Cause, uh, you know that time it is, uh

I’m comin’ out tonight, I’m comin’ out tonight (uh-huh)
Okay (okay), alright (alright)
It’s about damn time
I’m comin’ out tonight, (let’s go) I’m comin’ out tonight (comin’ out tonight)
Okay (okay), alright
It’s about damn time